Arlington, VA

Each night, the brave crew of Washington Improv Theater’s Starship Odyssey: The Final Mission begins their mission with an audience suggestion. No one — including the cast — knows how it will end.

Part of WIT’s summer series “Improv Saves the World,” Starship Odyssey is an improvised twist on science fiction. You may see a swashbuckling captain, a diabolical alien overlord, an android who learns to love and more. Each show begins with the premise that the crew of Starship Odyssey must travel 500 years in the past, to the year 2019, in an attempt to save the future.

Improv is usually performed in a plain space without props or costumes, but costume designer Bill Nelson and production designer Raymond Simeon bring Starship Odyssey to vivid life with atmospheric flair. Check out the gallery above to see what’s in store. The show will be ASL-interpreted on July 27.

If that wasn’t enough, audience members can even purchase astronaut ice cream from concessions during the show.

Improv Saves the World also features:

  • WIT’s company ensembles like iMusical (who create an instant musical based on your suggestion)
  • Guests from New York’s Magnet Theater
  • Featured ensemble Lena Dunham (a team of all black improvisers who “give you a thousand different angles on what it feels like and means to be someone’s black friend”)

Improv Saves the World” runs through August 4.

Want to give improv a try? Summer classes are registering now! You can also bring improv to your office with a [email protected] organizational training.


Address: 409 N. Frederick Street
Neighborhood: Bluemont
Listed: $1,379,500
Open: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 1-4 p.m.

This 3-level, 5 BD/4.5 BA hardiplank/brick single-family home features recent kitchen upgrades and more!

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and laundry room with cabinet storage, granite counter and utility sink are located on the upper living level. The 600 sq. ft. master suite features a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with a 2-person jetted tub, shower with built-in bench and sep. quartz vanities.

The 5th bedroom is located on the lower living level along with the 2nd washer/dryer, rec. room with walk-out, storage and full bath. The spacious lower level is an ideal play area or great for entertaining guests with a fully-equipped granite wet bar.

Cozy up in the family room with a stacked stone gas burning fireplace or impress family/friends in the gourmet chefs kitchen featuring a walk-in pantry, built-in wall oven/microwave, white/grey granite countertops with raised serving bar, marble backsplash and butler’s pantry.

A commuters delight! Less than 1 mile from the Metro, Ballston Quarter and shopping. Ample street parking available plus a 2-car attached garage and 4-car driveway parking. Prime location in the Bluemont neighborhood close to excellent schools!

Listed by:
George Clark
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
[email protected]


Midwives are known to have great patient outcomes.

Practices incorporating Certified Nurse-Midwives or CNMs can boast a lower overall cesarean section rate, lower episiotomy rates and higher breast-feeding rates. This type of practice, where physicians and CNMs work together to meet patient needs, is known as a collaborative care practice.

This November it was decided that our division would become a collaborative care practice. This was in response to patients stated desires to have readily available midwifery care and a desire to provide the highest quality of care for all patients.

Mary Di Masi practiced as a Registered Nurse and then went on to earn her graduate degree in Nursing with a focus on midwifery studies. This extended education and subsequent board certification allows her to work with low-risk pregnancies independently and can allow her to co-manage higher risk pregnancies alongside our physicians.

What most people don’t realize is that CNMs can also take care of many of your gynecological needs. From the onset of puberty through menopause, CNMs have the skills and education to take care of patients at every step of their journey.

Mary’s prior experience as a Forensic Nurse Examiner means she has great skills and sensitivity, including gentle pelvic exams. As a CNM her passion includes helping families grow as they want to, by helping them find the contraceptive method that works best for them.

Shared decision making with her patients is a key part of her practice, meaning she strives to find the unique care plan to meet your individual needs.

Another perk of being cared for in a collaborative practice means that with Mary as your care provider, should you develop a high-risk complication or need surgical expertise, your care remains seamlessly within our division as you will see one of our Board-Certified Physicians.

Mary even has early morning appointments to accommodate your busy life and work schedule.

Please visit us at or call 571-650-9070 to book an appointment with a midwife today.


The doctors at Elite Dental believe the dental profession is as much about cultivating relationships as it is about teeth.

Through trust and integrity, they’ve built a reputation predicated on elite level patient care and service. Don’t just take it from them, read on for what their patients have to say about what makes Elite Dental unique.

Elite Dental accomplishes two things very well — it’s a progressively and technologically driven practice, (and one that offers a group of practitioners that are clearly some of the best in the field), all while providing an environment where patients feel comfortable and cared for! Staff are friendly and attentive, and work with you to answer questions — clearly investing in patients with a long-term view.

– Alexa H.

Elite dental offers personalized care from a dental team who makes you feel comfortable every visit. I looked forward to visiting the office because of how nice everyone always was. I knew my anxiety and concerns would never be dismissed or looked over, and I consistently felt like I was in the best hands with dentists who are ready to take on any challenge. My doctor listened to my concerns and took the time to discuss all treatment options with me. I knew she always had my best interest in mind.

– Crystal G.

It’s the first time in 30 years that someone truly cared, and I felt more than just a name or a number. This office is unique because they are an exclusive service that is available to the common man. It’s not normally pleasant or affordable to go to the dentist, but they’ve been able to close that gap.

– Gary  M.

Elite Dental is conveniently located in Clarendon, about 2 blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop.

Call 703-991-5169 or email [email protected] to schedule a new patient appointment!


Being a grown up means summer doesn’t come with a 2-month vacation anymore, but DC Fray still wants you to get out and play!

Leagues are happening all around Arlington this season and warm weather events are going down all summer long. What makes summer better than it was when you were a kid? The silver lining: happy hours!

Catch a buzz on and off the field with bar specials during or after your games! ​Sports happening in Arlington​ this summer include bocce, cornhole, flag football, hockey, kickball, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. It’s the best way to get outside, stay active and make friends.

There’s also a​ full calendar of events​ like DC Field Day, River Tubing, Speed Dating, Glow Yoga and Nationals Game Happy Hours. Soak up the fun-shine!

Sign up for a league​ // ​See the summer events


There are a number of benefits that come with selecting a lot, tearing down any existing construction and building your new home from the ground up.

The most obvious benefit is that your new home can be almost 100% customized to your tastes, budget and lifestyle! Some of the benefits of new construction homes are not so obvious, however.

Most people aren’t aware that new construction homes are taxed substantially less. You’ll pay the least amount of property tax among homeowners because home taxes are based on the value of your home the year before it was purchased. Since your new construction home didn’t exist before you bought it, you will likely enjoy a tax break anywhere from a few months up to a few years.

Additionally, your home can be brand new and built to the strictest safety requirements during construction.

Learn more benefits of building your dream home by attending the upcoming New Construction Seminar on June 10 in Arlington.

The event is free and being held at a beautiful new construction home. Hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages will be served!

Topics Covered:

  • Advantages of new construction
  • Construction loan process
  • Buying a builder owned lot vs. finding your own
  • What to expect financially
  • Negotiating with builders
  • Builder contracts

Space is limited — click here to register

Benefits of Attending:

  • New Construction Guarantee: Buy or build a new construction home with our team and we will sell your current home for free!
  • Free consultations from renowned builders, lenders and real estate professionals

This event is hosted by The Keri Shull Team, the D.C. metro’s top producing real estate team. Details are as follows:


The 22nd annual Armed Forces Cycling Classic, proudly brought to you by the Boeing Company, is the regions premier cycling event with fun for the entire family all cycling interests and abilities!

The weekend kicks off with our Challenge Ride, a non-competitive and traffic-free ride, Saturday morning in Crystal City. Participants enjoy a 10 km course, traveling past the Pentagon, up to Rosslyn and back. The event begins at 7 a.m. and all riders must be off the course by 10 a.m.

Riders completing 3, 6 or 9 laps will receive bronze, silver or gold finishers medals.

This year, we also invite participants of the Challenge Ride to help support our official beneficiary, TAPS. Those that raise more than $200 receive a limited edition TAPS cycling jersey.

Following the Challenge Ride on Saturday, professional and elite amateur teams from the U.S. and abroad, begin the weekends racing with the Crystal Cup. Then, the prestigious Clarendon Cup, will take place on Sunday in Clarendon, and will crown the weekends champions.

2019 Armed Forces Cycling Classic Schedule of Events:

Saturday, June 1 — Crystal City

7 a.m. — Challenge Ride
10:20 a.m. — Amateur Race
11:15 a.m. — Women’s Pro/AM Race
12:35 p.m. — Kids Race (FREE)
12:45 p.m. — Men’s Pro/AM Race

Sunday, June 2 — Clarendon

8 a.m. — Amateur Races
10:05 a.m. — Women’s Pro/AM Race
11:30 a.m. — Kids Race (FREE)
12 p.m. — Men’s Pro/AM Race

For more information on the event, the live broadcast and VIP Viewing, visit


The Armed Forces Cycling Classic, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company, includes two days of Men’s and Women’s Pro/AM races.

The BEST viewing is in our Rapha Breakaway Club! This space is located across from the main stage on both days, and includes food and beverages, as well as a live closed circuit feed of the races.

Catering the event will be Founding Farmers.

Tickets, normally $25 each day on site, are available here for just $15 per day!

Purchase Today’s Deal Now

Discount Code: ARLNOW

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

WHERE: Crystal City and Clarendon

WHAT: The Rapha Breakaway Club is an exclusive viewing space, across from the main stage on both days. Food, catered by Founding Farmers, beer and soft drinks provide you with exceptional snacking while spectating!

Tented space with seating for your enjoyment, along with a live race feed.  Proceeds from ticket sales will help support TAPS, our official event beneficiary.


Location: 2300 N. Pershing Drive, Unit A, Arlington,VA 22201
Auction: Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m.
Where: Circuit Court of Arlington County

On Wednesday, June 19 a foreclosure sale of a single-story retail corner condominium is taking place at the Circuit Court of Arlington County at 11 a.m.

Located at 2300 N. Pershing Drive, Unit A, the property is currently operating as a restaurant and approximately 1,723 square feet. The property is configured with about 60% open dining area with a built-in service counter and food display cases separating the dining area from the commercial kitchen. There are 2 bathrooms on premises.

The project has a common area parking lot in the rear of the building with 80 spaces which is a parking ratio of 4.55 spaces per 1,000 square feet.

For more information contact Jeff Stein at [email protected] or call 888-621-2110.

Visit Tranzon Fox for a full description of the property.


When you manage a business you deal with your fair share of unexpected callouts and short-staffed shifts. You’ve probably even filled in and covered shifts yourself (a.k.a. the last thing you ever want to do).

That’s where Snag Work comes in. It’s a service that connects local businesses with quality on-demand workers, while helping NOVA’s underemployed pick up the shifts they need to supplement their incomes.

With Snag Work, you get instant access to fully vetted workers who fill shifts and get your schedule back on track. Everything’s covered from background checks and recruiting, to workers’ comp and liability insurance. Since our workers are W2 employees, that means you save on the operational costs of hiring and onboarding new workers. Simply post your shift and get back to business — we’ll handle the rest.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Shift Posted: We share your shifts with our network of trained workers.

2. Shift Filled: The average shift is filled within minutes.

3. Shift Covered: We handle everything — including worker pay.

Snag Work helps power a variety of industries throughout NOVA including restaurant, retail and hospitality businesses. It’s time for you to get back to business and join the growing network of companies who are filling their shifts with Snag Work.

Keep updated with Snag Work on Facebook and follow along on Instagram @snagwork.


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